Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Helena Tercero | Fusion latin food chef

Starting a business requires a lot of determination and perseverance. It was once just an idea, a desire to offer what I love to others: cooking. The critical success factors after two years of hard work have been discipline and organization. Discipline to wake up every day and keep on going even when growth seems evasive. Organization to be able to prepare a product with consistent quality, while working on social media, purchasing ingredients and taking care of my two beautiful daughters. At the end, all this would be an impossible feat, if I were not having fun doing it!! Read more>>

Val Young | Director of Sales & Events

I think the most important factor behind my success in my career is that I always live up to my word & stay true to myself. I think it’s so important that when you say you’re going to do something, you do it & you exceed expectations. For me, this holds true whether it’s for our clients, for the Board that I currently hold a VP position on, or for our team at A2. The event industry can be chaotic & tiring at times, but when you’re truly passionate about your work, you get the job done no matter what. I think that when you have that passion & authenticity, it shines through in your work and that, in my experience, makes people want to keep working with you too! Read more>>

Juan Prieto | Executive Chef

For my career I always found that never letting myself be comfortable has allowed me to be successful and stay driven. Always putting myself in a position to feel a certain level pressure has been a key factor in continuing to grow in my career. I’ve personally always excelled under pressure, and allowing that to be part of my growth, be it professionally or personally, has been to single most important factor in my success as a Chef. Read more>>

Giselle Rodriguez | Videographer

I try to make business decisions with two things in mind. 1) Don’t hesitate. 2) Lead with love…not fear. As an entrepreneur, I have many different job titles and responsibilities. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and I feel like its impossible to do it all. This is why I remind myself not to hesitate. Over thinking won’t help me reach new goals. Leading with love keeps me optimistic when taking on new clients or thinking up creative ways to stay relevant on social media. When I lead with love instead of fear I allow myself the space to accept failures as a stepping stone to success. Read more>>

Sergio Molho | Music Producer and Marketing Director

Education, research and to look for excellency. Read more>>

Xenia Marcinko | Executive Producer | Film Enchantress and Dream Scheduler

I think the success behind my brand is that we find ourselves by helping others find theirselves. We are storytellers and we believe that in order to a brand to be successful it needs to share a message that comes from the root, of the person behind the product or business. Therefore, we focus our work on passionate and fearless innovators that want to take the road of searching the answers inside, finding their core, their essence, to finally share a powerful story that moves others. Read more>>

Megan Miller, PhD, BCBA-D | Movement Creator and Behavior Scientist

This may sound like an odd answer but I think the most important factor behind the success I’ve experienced in behavior analysis and with The Do Better Collective is not having an agenda or plan for success. Every decision I have made about next steps in my career has been based around the needs of the population I serve and the people I supervise and mentor. Read more>>

Wendy Regalado | Actress

For me, there would be several factors: discipline, dedication, focus, and love for my career. Read more>>